As always, the UB Office of Alumni Relations and its 21 regional chapters were busy with myriad events far and wide to meet and greet alumni and friends.
The fall featured two All-SUNY networking receptions on the west coast: Seattle (October 30) and San Francisco (November 1). All 64 SUNY campuses participated in the receptions; nearly 50 UB alumni attended.
In addition to the tailgate event at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, there was a distinct athletic flavor among the events hosted by the UB Alumni Association:
Two football tailgate parties were held before UB Bulls games. The first at Auburn University on September 23 attracted 90 UB alumni and was hosted by the Atlanta chapter.
The second, at the University of Wisconsin November 18, hosted 18 alumni—a great turnout considering that there is no formal chapter in Madison.
On October 11, UB at Noon … Downtown was held in conjunction with the School of Management Alumni Association. The event brought 70 alumni and friends who work in downtown Buffalo to the Pearl Street Grill. Speaking was head men’s basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon, who gave an overview on the team and the 2006–07 season.
In Raleigh, UB alumni were treated to an evening of exciting NHL action as the red-hot Buffalo Sabres took on the Carolina Hurricanes in a rematch of the 2006 Eastern Conference Finals on November 13. Husband and wife grads David Schultz, BS ’68, and Margaret Walsh Schultz, BS ’68; were joined by Sandra Alger, MLS ’92; and Jeffrey Marshall, BA ’93, to network before the game and to watch the Sabres defeat the Hurricanes.
The UB Bulls men’s basketball team impressed 20 alumni in the Philadelphia area with its defeat of Temple in the Owls’ home opener November 27. Unfortunately, a win wasn’t in the cards in Tampa, where the Bulls also opened the University of South Florida’s home campaign on November 13 in front of a crowd that included 26 UB alumni and friends.
Rooting for the Buffalo Bills is always popular among UB alumni, so three other chapters held Bills football viewing events as a way to get together with fellow grads: Phoenix on November 5, Charlotte on November 12 and San Diego on December 3.
In New York City, where the largest number of UB alumni outside Western New York reside, two events brought out some 60 attendees to the 10th annual Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Wings Night on December 7. Another gathering was held November 9 to watch the Bulls-Akron football game.
Finally, the Houston chapter conducted its second annual family picnic on October 1 in Herman Park.
To learn more about chapter events in your region, go to www.ubconnect.org.
To see photos from other recent chapter meetings, go to www.alumni.buffalo.edu/chapters